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                      CURRICULUM VITAE


Omar Al-Obeed, MD, FRCSC



Personal Data


Date of Birth:. August 23, 1971


Marital status: married


Languages: English, Arabic


Contact Information:  King Saud University

                                      P.O.Box 7805(37)

                                      Riyadh 11472, Saudi Arabia

                                      Tel: (01) 467-1575

                                      Fax: (01) 467-9493 






Specialist Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery (FRCSC)



Specialist Certificate of the University of Ottawa in Colorectal Surgery.





                 Specialist Certificate of the University of Ottawa in 

                  Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).




M.B; B.S. (Medical Doctor Degree)

King Saud University(KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia






            July 1998 to June 2003

Residency General Surgery Program, University of Ottawa



             July 2003 to June 2004

                 Fellowship Colorectal Surgery, University of Ottawa




             July 2004 to Sep 2005

                  Fellowship Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of





          July 1995 to July 1996

Internship Major teaching hospitals in Riyadh



             Oct 1996 to Sep 1997

Surgical Resident King Faisal Specialist Hospital







  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Member of the Canadian Medical Association
  • Member of SAGES


Publications and Presentations


   - Gagné JP, Al-Obeed O, Tadros S, Moonje V, Yelle JD, Poulin EC.  

     Advanced laparoscopic surgery in a free-standing 

     ambulatory setting:  

    lessons from the first 50 cases. Surg Innov. 2007 Mar;14



-   Al-Obaid O. Gallstone Ileus: A forgotten rare cause of 

    intestinal obstruction.   Saudi J Gastroenterol 2007;13:39-42



-   Al-Obeed O, Stern H, Penning J,  Is Epidural Anaesthesia Safe

    To BeUsed In Rectal Anastomosis.  Presented in Canadian

      Association of  General Surgery meeting 2002.


-  Management of pelvic bleeding. Colorectal forum, KFSH&RC

     Mar 2006


-  Laparoscopic colectomy for IBD. Colorectal forum, KFSH&RC     Mar 2007


- Management of anastomotic leak. Colorectal forum, KFSH&RC   Mar 2007



Ongoing Research Projects


  • Large Celiac Artery Aneurysm: A case report and Literature review.

       Al-Obeed O, AlJabri B.


  • Laying Open a Pilonidal Sinus. Al-Obeed O, Friedlich M.


  • Fistula plug for high perianal fistulae. Zubaidi a, Al-Obeed O




   -    Saudi Cultural Bureau awards for excellent performance in

         training from 1999- 2005.


-  University of Ottawa award for excellent performance in training and CAGS exam 2001-2002.





-          Advanced  Cardiac Live Support  1997 Riyadh KSA.


-          Advanced Trauma Live Support  2000 Ottawa, Canada.


-          Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair 2004 Toronto,  



-          Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery 2005 Strasbourg,



Teaching Courses ( as instructor)


-  Basic Operative Surgical Skills Sep. 2005 SFH Riyadh, KSA.


-  Basic Operative Surgical Skills Mar. 2006 SFH Riyadh, KSA.


-  Laparoscopic colectomy Sep 2006 KFNGH, KSA.


-  Laparoscopic colon resection Mar 2007 KFSH&RC 



-     Started the laparoscopic colon resection at King Khalid University  Hospital. More than  80 laparoscopic colon resection were done at  the hospital during one and half  year  as opposed to none before.  This constitute more than 90% of all colonic surgery at  KKUH.


-   Started the hand assist technique for colon resection at KKUH.




-    Assistant professor and consultant general surgery, King Khalid  University hospital.


-     Member of the Surgical Scientific Board, Saudi 

       Commission for Health Specialties


-     Associate Head of the continuous medical education, Post graduate  centre, Medical  college, King Saud University.


-   Head of Colorectal Unit at King Khalid University hospital.


-    Deputy head Minimally Invasive surgery centre at King Khalid University hospital.


-     Program director, Residency Training Program, King Khalid University hospital.


-   Member of the teaching committee of department of surgery at KKUH.


-     Member of the higher committee, Ministry of health


-   Member of the interns committee, King Khalid University hospital.



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